Justice Is A Matter Of Innuendo

Oct 23, 2018

A serious music insight by Queen’s epic song “Innuendo” reveals that innuendos could be the fundamental thing to watch when you face injustice and impunity.

As hard as it is for me to write about that, I guess it’s a strong clue about problems we face with injustice and impunity. For example, when I was a student, I had to deal sometimes with harassment and bullying. The person responsible it seems was working for the Syrian political police.

To this day, I’m still a bit stunned by that allusive festival also called innuendos. This blog is making me meditate and think a lot but why not if it’s the future of humanity? I hate to say it but, at some point, I felt the harassment and bullying was something my friends could not take any more.

It’s surprising but the songs I’m listening always raise new questions while finding a solution to the question I have. And I can get no relief! Justice might also be a matter of pressure and troubles.

Straight To #1 In The Charts

This song was the only one to feature another guitarist than Brian May. May was frequently seeing Yes’ guitarist (Owner of a Lonely Heart) because they ran into each other in music studios in London. It took 3 members of Queen to persuade him to play the flamenco guitar on the record.

Freddie Mercury was seriously ill with AIDS at the time of recording and this song deals with mortality in an unusual way. The track was inspired by Led Zeppelin’s own epic song “Kashmir” (that I will talk about later in this blog).

Written in 1991 by Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor but credited to Queen, the single is the opening track on the album of the same name, and was released as the first single from the album. The single went straight to Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1991. At six and a half minutes, it is one of Queen’s epic songs and their longest ever released as a single, exceeding “Bohemian Rhapsody” by 35 seconds.

The song and parts of the Led Zeppelin songs “Kashmir” were performed by that band’s lead singer Robert Plant with the three surviving members of Queen (May, Taylor and Deacon) at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992 at Wembley Stadium. “Kashmir” had been one of the inspirations for “Innuendo”. However, the song was left off the DVD release at Plant’s request, as he forgot part of the lyrics and his vocal was, in his admission, not in the best shape.

With Sunshine, There Is Summer Rain

Last time I submitted a post before publishing to a friend, she said she was confused after reading it. I know the music I listen to is awesome and I was confident I would leave her kind of breathless. If the music is so strong, why am I feeling kind of low?

I skipped a part about love; it seems so silly. You spend your time talking about romance and, in the blink of an eye, it’s kind of gone. Surrendering your ego is a nice advice; after all, I’m 38 and the best days of my life are ahead, although we had lots of fun in the past.

One song mentions that summer rain will not be in vain.

It’s been 1 year since I started that blog and I must say I’m a bit dizzy whispering in the ear of people. What will happen when I have 200 hearts a day?

Our Lives Dictated By Private Investigations

Why am I feeling this way? My former lover spent a lot of time looking for a stable star like the Sun. Where the river of love flows with no viscosity. I took offense at her innuendo, mainly because it seemed like an excuse for something else.

I wonder where I got that cold, cold heart. But I have an idea: in a ship in the middle of a raging sea, they made a scene and wanted to ignore it. Boredom jumps into your life and you start talking about responsible gaming.

There must be an angel playing with my heart because it went boom.

This was a detective who didn’t have time for that and wanted an answer real quick. As if it was someone looking for advice on effective torture and interrogation technique.

Not Very Far From High Treason

This post was about justice but you could also think about love. “Je ne sais quoi” was something the people from my former school liked to say a lot. As if someone curious about sexuality would ask me: tell me how to make love. Of course, I would answer just watch the discovery channel.

Perversion is a surprising thing and I learned how the minotaur was conceived. In Greek mythology, Pasiphaë (“wide-shining” derived from pas “all, for all, of all” and phaos “light”) was a queen of Crete. Pasiphae was the daughter of Helios, the Sun, and Perse, the eldest of the Oceanids. Like her doublet Europa, her origins were in the East, in her case at Colchis; she was the sister of Circe, Aeëtes and Perses, and she was given in marriage to King Minos of Crete.

After a curse from Poseidon, Pasiphae experienced lust for and mated with a white bull sent by Poseidon. “The Bull was the old pre-Olympian Poseidon,” Ruck and Staples remark.

Find Out In The Long Run

As a conclusion, I was thinking about Rainer Maria Rilke, a Bohemian-Austrian poet, and novelist. He is “widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets”. He wrote both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke’s work as inherently “mystical”. He advised being patient with unsolved troubles in our hearts.

If justice is a matter of innuendo, then make sure to have a wonderful culture. I listen to a lot of music but I could read books or watch movies. It’s just that I find music easy to digest. I got a good reason for feeling this way: I’m stunned by the political police who was facing the difficult task of sabotaging Lebanese people everywhere in the world without getting caught.

Scarred for life: what compensation? That’s why I have met God, or maybe we met God and all his glory. God works in mysterious ways and it seems he always wins. Is he the owner of the house?

Do you like mystical and acid trips? It seems the mystic learns to distinguish his singularity as a gentle breeze. Your little world won’t let you go; are you made out of gold?

One two three four

[Verse 1]
While the sun hangs in the sky and the desert has sand
While the waves crash in the sea and meet the land
While there’s a wind and the stars and the rainbow
Till the mountains crumble into the plain

Oh yes we’ll keep on trying
Tread that fine line
Oh we’ll keep on trying yeah
Just passing our time

[Verse 2]
While we live according to race, color or creed
While we rule by blind madness and pure greed
Our lives dictated by tradition, superstition, false religion
Through the eons, and on and on

Oh yes we’ll keep on trying
We’ll tread that fine line
Oh we’ll keep on trying
Till the end of time
Till the end of time

Through the sorrow all through our splendor
Don’t take offence at my innuendo

[Spanish Guitar Solo]

You can be anything you want to be
Just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be
Be free with your tempo, be free be free
Surrender your ego – be free, be free to yourself

[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 3]
If there’s a God or any kind of justice under the sky
If there’s a point, if there’s a reason to live or die
If there’s an answer to the questions we feel bound to ask
Show yourself – destroy our fears – release your mask

Oh yes we’ll keep on trying
Hey! Tread that fine line
Yeah, we’ll keep on smiling, yeah
And whatever will be, will be

We’ll just keep on trying
We’ll just keep on trying
Till the end of time
Till the end of time
Till the end of time

Nicolas Sursock

Nicolas is a musician. His work now focuses on digesting 10000 songs of jazz, blues, soul, rock, funk and electronic. He plays the guitar if he's not blogging!